Wyoming PACE at Cheyenne Regional is a non-profit health, supportive services, all inclusive program designed to assist seniors who want an alternative to long-term placement, enabling the aging population to live with dignity within their communities. The Cheyenne Regional executive team identified the Wyoming PACE program as a top fundraising priority because of the program's continued growth. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Wyoming is expected to have the second largest percentage of seniors by 2030. The Wyoming PACE program is becoming the most important elderly care program in the Cheyenne community, it allows for participants to stay within their homes while providing family members and care givers with needed professional guidance, physical relief and emotional support.
The Wyoming PACE program serves individuals who are age 55 or older and older adults living with disabilities. The PACE program provides community-based care and services to people who otherwise need nursing home level of care, allowing participants and caregivers the flexibility to meet with professional health care providers and help them stay and live in their home.
The team of professionals at PACE give Cheyenne's elderly community the coordinated care they need, working with the participant and the family (if appropriate) to develop the most effective plan of care. Wyoming PACE at CRMC provides all the care and services covered by Medicare and Medicaid. PACE provides coverage for prescription drugs, physician care, transportation, home care check-ups, hospital visits, and even nursing home stays when necessary.
PACE patient Jerry Sergerson believes the program saved his life. "They have the best help, the best CNA's, and a wonderful director. It has made me feel freer. I love coming here to socialize with people." Sergerson points out that one of the benefits is peace of mind about his medications. "If you have any needs, they will take care of it. I'm in good hands."
PACE provides primary medical care from fully operational clinic to coordinating care with specialists as needed. On average of two days a week, PACE picks up each participant and brings them to the day center where they have the opportunity to socialize and visit with medical staff, dietitians, physical therapists, the chaplain or a counselor.
Cheyenne Regional Foundation: The Foundation informs, develops and stewards resources to enable the Cheyenne Regional Health System to provide the best possible health care.
Wyoming PACE: The mission of PACE is to enable the aging population to live with dignity within their communities.